Hi, I have just paid for a full thyroid panel with genova as I wanted my RT3 tested, I would be grateful for any insight into the results.
The background is I have been hypo since 1994 and was on t4/t3 combo under NHS until got m.e four years ago. Last year I went T3 only, two stress tests also showed cortisol below range on every sample and I started using LDN and then in January Hydrocortisone. I got up to 60mcg on T3 and probably had the best energy yet since getting M.E but still in bed 50% of day because of orthostatic intolerance. I wanted to try NDT so switched from T3 only, to NDT to see if it helped with some outstanding symptoms, I slowly got to 5 grains but still felt very hypo on top of my M.E so skin like sandpaper, hair falling out, energy minimal. These bloods were taken when I was on 5 grains of NDT, I am going back to T3 only now, but I wondered if anyone could give me a more insightful intepretation than myself? The RT3 seems normal, which surprises me as something must be blocking the take up of t3 surely? And my T3 high (despite having taken my last dose 24hrs before blood draw). Last year my antibodies showed above range on NHS test (but that was after 8 weeks on only 100mcg T4 after stupid GP took away my T3 and 50 of my T4). So am I hashis but simply it's under control?
Please tell me anything you see in these results that could explain why I feel so much worse on 190 of T4 and 45 T3 than I do on 60mcg T3 only? Thank you. I was on 25 mgs HC, 3.75 LDN and 5 grains of NDT.
Total T4 - 148 - range 58-161
TSH - 0.00 (no surprise)
Free t4 - 17.8 - range 11.5-22.7
Free T3 - 7.00 - range 2.8 - 6.5
FT4:FT3 ratio - 2.5 - range 2 - 4.5
Reverse T3 - 0.50 - range 0.14- 0.54
Thyroglobulin - < 20 - range <40
Peroxidase - 23 - range < 35 (last summer this was 39)